Chautauqua focuses on sports and race

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:54AM
KEENEChautauqua to come to Keene

This year, the Keene Public Library, the Horatio Colony House Museum, and the New Hampshire Humanities Council will present the annual Keene Chautauqua.

The event will focus on Activist Athletes, Race, and Sports and will take place in the library’s Heberton Hall on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

There will be pre-show music and presentations by Marvin Jefferson as Paul Robeson and Gwendolyn Briley-Strand as Wilma Rudolph at 6:30 p.m. The two presentations will deal with the complex relationship between race and sport in America and how some gifted individuals achieved success on the playing field despite difficult living conditions and economic circumstances.

The Keene Chautauqua is planned and presented by the Keene Public Library with grant funding from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.keenepubliclibrary or contact Gail Zachariah at 352-0157 or gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us.